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31/01/2017

Tobias Münchmeyer: ‘Global Migration Processes, Terrorism and Security Have a Lot to Do with Resources and Energy Production’

Deputy Head of Greenpeace’s Political Unit (Berlin) talks about energy policy priorities for 2017, the economic benefits of alternative energy sources, and what to […]
31/01/2017

Opening Marriage to Same-Sex Couples in the European Union

Introduction Associated Press reported on 29 November 2016 that Romania’s Constitutional Court had announced it would consult with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) […]
31/01/2017

Healthcare for Asylum Seekers in Italy in Theory and in Practice

*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” Right […]
31/01/2017

Russian Justice Initiative Submitted Original Interview Transcripts on FGM to Dagestan Prosecutor’s Office

In January 2017 the Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) submitted the results of its study Female Genital Mutilation of Girls in Dagestan1Female Genital Mutilation of Girls […]
31/01/2017

On the Difficulty of Conducting Trans-Border Investigations

The bulk of investigations into the Russian mafia usually come to nought or are not carried out at all. Specific provisions in international legislation […]
31/01/2017

The Role of German Community Foundations in the Refugee Crisis

German community foundations, Bürgerstiftungen, lie at the heart of civil society in the country1Turner, 2009. Whilst they are a relatively young form of participating […]
31/01/2017

Russia’s Anti-Terrorist ‘Yarovaya Law’, Controversially Implemented, In the Spotlight Again

Practice of implementing the most contentious provisions of the so-called “Yarovaya Law,” aimed at fighting and preventing terrorism, raises concern among Russia’s legal community […]
31/01/2017

How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in Russia

*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” How […]
31/01/2017

To Elect, to Delegate, or to Appoint?

Following the United States presidential election of 2016, the very mechanism of Electoral College and, more generally, the democratic institutions of indirect citizen participation […]
30/01/2017

New Year’s Eve in Cologne: racism or prevention?

For the third consecutive year, New Year’s Eve festivities in Cologne become a matter for public debate. City police were accused of inaction in […]
19/01/2017

Germany Passes Federal Law for the Participation of Disabled People

The Bundesteilhabegesetz (Federal Participation Act), passed in December 2016, regulates support for disabled people’s participation in society, in a  significant reform of social laws […]
19/01/2017

Domestic Violence Law: Russia Moves to Decriminalize Battery Within Families

In a sudden U-turn, Russian lawmakers are eager to pass the bill abolishing last year’s amendments to the Criminal Code that made simple battery […]
14/12/2017

Russia: the country adopts ‘foreign agent’ media law

The only criteria to consider a media as ‘foreign agent’ will be its funding.
Source: vedomosti.ru 
14/12/2017

UK: Council of Europe accepts UK compromise on prisoner voting rights

Deal to allow a small number of prisoners to vote brings to an end a 12-year standoff between Strasbourg and London.
Source: theguardian.com
14/12/2017

Hungary: EU takes Hungary to ECJ over crackdown ‘aimed at George Soros’

European commission says it is suing country over laws on education and foreign-backed civil society organisations.
Source: theguardian.com
14/12/2017

EU: European Commission will take Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to the Court of Justice over their failure to accept their quota of refugees

The European Commission decided to refer the three countries to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation.
Source: europa.eu
14/12/2017

Austria: Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria will be able to legally marry from 2019.
Source: bbc.com
14/12/2017

Russia: the court upheld the fine imposed on Telegram for refusing to provide data to FSB

After the court decision comes into force, Roscomnadzor will have reasons for blocking the messenger in Russia.
Source: meduza.io
14/12/2017

Legal Regulation and Management of Migration in the European Union (Part 1)

The current EU legislation on migration and asylum has been set out and interpreted in a number of legal documents. The existence of multiple […]
19/12/2017

Romania: House of Deputies approves controversial judicial reform

The EU has criticised the amendments for endangering the independence of the judges and giving corrupt parliamentarians immunity from prosecution.
Source: eurotopics.net 
19/12/2017

Russia: More than 70 Crimean Tatar activists put on trial in Crimea

Cases are connected to mass single-person pickets that were held on October 14th in different locations over Crimea.
Source: novayagazeta.ru